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June 15, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

QUICK FACTS:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS (6-4) vs.
SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE (4-5)
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2004
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. HST
Site: Neal Blaisdell Arena (6,033)
National Anthem/Hawaii Pono`i: Tani Lynn
JN Chevrolet Fast Lane to Fame at Halftime: CHANT
Officials: Steve Strimling (referee) Tim Morris (umpire) George Gusman (head linesman) Matt Sumstine (line judge) Mike Goshima (back judge)
Radio: Live on KUMU2 AM 1500 (Alema Harrington, play-by-play & Eddie Klaneski, color analysis)
Internet: Live on www.hawaiianislanders.com
Series Record: 2004 season series tied 1-1; Hawaii leads the all-time series 5-3.
Coaches: Islanders – Cal Lee (17-11, second season);
Riptide-Darrel “Mouse” Davis (4-5, first season as af2 head coach)

TICKET & PARKING INFORMATIOIN:
Walk-Up Sales: Neal Blaisdell Arena, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and through half time on game day.
Phone Sales: Ticketmaster Toll free 1-877-750-4400.
Internet Sales: www.ticketmaster.com
Ticket Prices: $25 Lower Bowl reserved;
$15 Upper Bowl Sideline reserved; $10 Upper Bowl End zone general admission; $7 Youth (17 and below);
$10 Handicap.
Parking: $5.00 (Open throughout the day)
Discounted Tickets:
 Show your GEICO insurance card at the box office and receive 50% OFF the general admission price
 All Times Supermarket locations, Times Royal Card members receive $2 off the general admission price.
 Oceanic Kupa’a cardholders also receive $2 off general admission price at the Blaisdell box office.
 Hawaii Speed & Quickness Camp participants receive free admission to a Hawaiian Islanders home game with the purchase of an adult general admission ticket.

Celebrating FATHER’S DAY presented by GEICO DIRECT
The Hawaiian Islanders and GEICO DIRECT want to kick off the weekend to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 19 when the Islanders take on the San Diego Riptide. Show your GEICO DIRECT insurance card and receive 50 percent off the general admission price.




THE STAKES: With each teams winning on each others home field, Hawaii and San Diego will meet twice in the next three weeks. Both teams are in contention in the af2 West.

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS (6-4) Current Streak: Won 1
Date Opponent Rec. Result Score
3/27 @ Central Valley 1-0 Won 68-35
4/10 @ Louisville 1-1 Lost 35-37
4/17 BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT 2-1 Won 63-60
4/24 BAKERSFIELD 3-1 Won 45-40
4/30 @ Bossier-Shreveport 3-2 Lost 42-61
5/08 @ San Diego 4-2 Won 55-54 (OT)
5/22 CENTRAL VALLEY 5-2 Won 54-48
5/28 SAN DIEGO 5-3 Lost 77-91
6/05 at Bakersfield 5-4 Lost 44-52
6/12 CENTRAL VALLEY 6-4 Won 70-42
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
6/19 SAN DIEGO 6:30 L-1 Hawaii 5-3
7/03 at San Diego 4:00 L-1 Hawaii 5-3
7/10 BAKERSFIELD 6:30 L-1 Tied 1-1
7/17 LOUISVILLE 6:30 L-1 Tied 1-1
7/24 at Central Valley 4:30 W-2 Hawaii 5-4
7/31 at Bakersfield 4:00 L-1 Tied 1-1

SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE (4-5) Current Streak: Won 3
Date Opponent Rec. Result Score
4/03 at Arkansas 0-1 Lost 38-48
4/09 Green Bay 0-2 Lost 49-67
4/17 at Bakersfield 0-3 Lost 54-57
4/23 Central Valley 1-3 Won 59-34
5/8 Hawaii 1-4 Lost 54-55
5/15 at Bakersfield 1-5 Lost 36-39
5/22 Quad City 2-5 Won 62-52
5/28 at Hawaii 3-5 Won 91-77
6/5 at Central Valley 4-5 Won 45-24
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
6/19 at Hawaii 9:30
6/26 Bakersfield 7:00
7/3 Hawaii 7:00
7/10 at Central Valley 7:00
7/17 at Green Bay 5:30
7/24 Bakersfield 7:00
7/30 Central Valley 7:00
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Hawaiian Islanders: Alema Harrington,
(808) 532-7362 x-21 (office), (808) 551-7933 (cell),
aharrington@hawaiianislanders.com

San Diego Riptide: Dave Hale,
(619) 224-4625 x-389 (office), (256) 513-2962 (cell), dhale@sandiegogulls.com

THE SERIES: After splitting the first two games of the series, the Hawaiian Islanders look to seek its revenge on the Riptide, who remains the only team to take a game from the Islanders at home this season.

THE IFs:
If the Islanders defeat the Riptide, it would …
 Give the ISLANDERS a 2-1 lead over the Riptide in 2004
 Give the ISLANDERS a 5-1 record in the Neal Blaisdell Arena in 2004
 Give Hawaii Head Coach Cal Lee a 18-11 record
 Give Hawaii Head Coach Cal Lee a record of 12-3 at home (two seasons)
 Give Hawaii a 6-2 record against West Division opponents

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII REUNION: Of the Islanders who seen action this season, 10 played college football at the University of Hawaii.
 Kealii Aguiar (2002-03)
 Joe Correia (1998-99)
 Channon Harris (1999-2001)
 Nate Jackson (1998-2001)
 Shayne Kajioka (2000-02)
 Eddie Klaneski (1994-97)
 Keiki Misipeka (2001-02)
 Morrie Roe (1995-97)
 Craig Stutzmann (1998-2001)
 Shawn Withy-Allen (1998-2000)


THIS WEEK’S QUOTES:
Head Coach Cal Lee: “Well we saw how potent the San Diego offense was when we last played them so we’ll need to work extra hard this week. We’re very fortunate to be in first place but this is a long season and we have to be prepared to compete every week because we’ve got other teams who want it just as much as we do.”
TALE OF THE TAPE: Here’s how Hawaii and San Diego stack up:
Statistical HAWAII SAN DIEGO
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 5 55.3 6 54.2
Scoring Defense 19 52.0 15 50.3
Total Offense 9 264.8 2 291.8
Total Defense 25 294.9 T14 256.8
Pass Offense 11 240.7 3 275.2
Pass Defense 24 24.8 17 241.2
Rushing Offense 8 24.1 16 16.6
Rushing Defense 19 24.8 9 15.6
Scoring (Non-Kick) 3 488 9 428
Scoring (Kicking) 7 65 12 58
Pass Rating 4 113.2 10 108.9
Pass Def. Rating 17 65.4 15 60.2
Kickoff Returns 2 24.4 14 19.6
MFG Returns 1 26.8 20 11.5
Turnover Margin 7 +4 8 +3
Field Goals 12 .308 14 .300
PAT Kicking 12 .757 15 .754
Sacks By T17 11 T13 12
Sacks Against T6 8 T17 16
First Downs 6 163 T19 141
Opp. First Downs 21 172 1 125
Penalties 1 35.2 7 54.1
Opp. Penalties 12 57.9 5 55.4
Red Zone Offense 2 80.3 12 74.6
Red Zone Defense 15 76.1 21 80.0


ISLANDERS’ INJURY REPORT:
Pos. Name Injury Status
WR/LB Gabe Amey Knee Long IR
DS Eddie Klaneski Knee Long IR
FB/LB Fabian Manumaleuna Ankle Long IR
OL/DL Mose Tuia Knee Long IR
WR/LB Nate Jackson Shoulder Questionable
OL/DL Evile Puna Knee Short IR
OL/DL Morrie Roe Hamstring Short IR
OL/DL Andy Ramos Knee Questionable

RECENT ROSTER MOVES:
Date Action Player
6/3 Assigned to Hawaii Sean Souza
6/3 Activated to Hawaii Keiki Misipeka
6/3 Placed on Short IR Evile Puna
6/3 Reassigned to af2 Chauncey Ako
6/10 Assigned Chauncey Ako
6/10 Assigned Halakilangi Muagututia
6/10 Placed on Short IR Morrie Roe
6/10 Moved Short to Long IR Fabian Manumaleuna
6/10 Moved Short to Long IR Mose Tuia
6/11 Refuse to Report Halakilangi Muagututia
LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week’s matchup who rank among af2’s statistical leaders:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS
Player Rank Category Stat
Kimo Naehu 6 Scoring (kick) 65
Kimo Naehu 6 PAT Made 53
Darnell Arceneaux 8 Pass Rating 112.9
Darnell Arceneaux 5 Rushing 157
Darnell Arceneaux 10 Passing Yards 242.3
Darnell Arceneaux 5 Total Offense 258.0
Josh Robinson 4 Interceptions 6
Josh Robinson T5 Pass Defend 18
Josh Robinson 4 Tackles 52.0
Anthony Arceneaux 1 KO Return Yds 33.5
Anthony Arceneaux 6 Scoring 140
Anthony Arceneaux 6 Scoring (TDs) 140
Joe Correia T21 Sacks 3.0
Vai Notoa T38 Sacks 2.0
SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE
Player Rank Category Stat
Dwight Carter 10 Receptions 63
Jesus Reyes T9 KO Return Yds 24.0
Kane Claunch 4 Passing Yards 263.7
Kane Claunch 9 Total Offense 266.0
Rico Curtis 2 Fumb Recov 5
Rico Curtis T27 Tackles 36.5
Quincy LeJay 8 Tackles 48.0
Ryan Smith T39 Tackles 30.5
Matt Guardia T38 Sacks 2.0
Conner Stephens T38 Sacks 2.0

FORWARD MOTION: The Hawaiian Islanders will go into the bye week preparing, once again, for Head Coach Darrel “Mouse” Davis and the Riptide at the San Diego Sports Arena for the last game of the series (6/19/04).

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE:
Hawaii remains one of the toughest teams to beat at the Blaisdell Arena. Hawaii is 10-2 over the last two years and 13-2 since 2002. So far, San Deigo is the only team to beat Hawaii at home this season.

Year W-L
2002 (last 3 games) 3-0
2003 (9 home games) 7-2
2004 (5 home games) 4-1
Totals 14-3
HEAD COACHES:
Cal Lee was named head coach of the Hawaiian Islanders on October 23, 2002 giving fans across Hawaii an added excitement for the 2003 season and he delivered on his promise. He turned a 5-11, 2002 season to an 11-7 record in 2003. He also gave Hawaii its first west division crown. Lee is the most prolific football coach in Hawaii high school history. In 21 years as a head coach at St. Louis High School (Honolulu), his teams have compiled a 241-32-5 record, which include 18 league titles and 15 state championships.

Darrel “Mouse” Davis is in his first year as head coach of the Riptide. Davis brings over 40 years of football coaching experience to the Riptide, having coached in four other professional leagues (NFL, CFL, USFL, WLAF) as well as the NCAA. Known best for his innovative offensive tactics, the “Father of the Run ‘n’ Shoot” will look to add some punch to the Riptide offense.


PRE-GAME FESTIVITIES:
Meadow Gold Dairies Family FANFest: An interactive fan experience that’s a great place for Islanders fans and their families to get "IN the Game". FANFest is located at the Blaisdell Arena box office parking lot during every home game from 4:30 pm until kickoff. Kids can enjoy the Islanders inflatable replica arena football field, a quarterback challenge, face painting, poster making, milk mustaches, Meadow Gold Dairies samples, and great entertainment. Kawika Moo, Gusto the Gecko, and Tiny Tadani of OC-16's Tiny TV will be part of the festivities at every FANFest. Exclusive to Meadow Gold Dairies FANFest, thirty lucky fans at each FANFest will be chosen to sit in the "Kawika Moo Bullpen", the endzone VIP seats, for that night's game

ISLANDERS BUSINESS CLUB: Sponsored by NetEnterprise and First Insurance, business club members enjoy exclusive hospitality treatment with heavy pupus by Compadres Bar & Grill, Chai’s Island Bistro, TGI Fridays, Dixie Bar & Grill and Meritage Restaurant. For more information on joining the IBC, contact Tau Harrington at 53-ARENA.

ISLANDERS ILLUSTRATED:
Join host Alema Harrington for Islanders Illustrated, an informative 30-minute look behind the scenes at the Hawaiian Islanders, the only professional franchise in the state. See highlights from last week’s game as well as a preview of upcoming opponents. You’ll also see interesting interviews with coaches, players and items that make the Islanders your only team in town.

The show airs 11 times each week with a new show on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on Oceanic Cable 16. Check local listing for air times

KEY DATES IN TEAM HISTORY:
September 6, 2001 – The league offices of arenafootball2 announces Honolulu will be awarded a franchise for the 2002 season. Charles Wang and his daughter Kimberly will be the operators of the team. Hawaii becomes the ninth (of 10) expansion team named for the 2002 season.
January 7, 2002 – Former all-state quarterback Darnell Arceneaux is assigned to the Islanders making him the first player in team history.
January 19, 2002 - The Hawaiian Islanders hosts an open tryout at Central Oahu Regional Park. Over 30 players endured the soggy conditions and participated in the three-hour workout
February 4, 2002 – Islanders host Pacific Rim Training Camp where over 180 participants from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji attended.
March 30, 2002 - Islanders defeat the Fresno Frenzy 50-47 before 4,376 fans at the Blaisdell Arena marking the first game, the first win and the first home win in team history.
June 22, 2002 – Despite losing 56-48 at Bakersfield, quarterback Darnell Arceneaux rushes for an af2 record-tying five touchdowns.
July 20, 2002 – Hawaii rallies from a 21-0 deficit to upset the two-time defending af2 champion Quad City Steamwheelers 56-55 before 5,185 fans. Two days later, Nian Taylor was named National Ironman for the second consecutive week. Combined with his National Built Ford Tough award three weeks earlier, he becomes the first player to win three national awards in a four-week period.
October 23, 2002 –Cal Lee become the Islanders new coach for the 2003 season.
March 12, 2003 – Training camp opens with 16 veterans making the 35-man squad. Islanders announced they sold nearly 1,200 season tickets compared to only 16 from last year.
March 30, 2003 – Exactly one year following the Islanders’ first season and first win against Fresno, Hawaii opens the 2003 with a 48-37 win over Green Bay and gives head coach Cal Lee is first win as an af2 coach.
April 4, 2003 – A missed extra point gives Hawaii a stunning 53-52 win over Quad City. It only the third time in 25 games in which the Steamwheelers have lost a game at home.
July 5, 2003 – Hawaiian Islanders qualifies for the playoffs, its first in franchise history.
July 21, 2003 – With Hawaii’s win over San Diego and the Bakersfield-Wichita tie, the Islanders clinch their first west division title and the number three seed in the playoffs.
Aug. 1, 2003 – Hawaii defeats Wichita 57-30 in the first round of the af2 playoffs.
Aug. 9, 2003 – The eventual af2 champion Tulsa Talons ends Hawaii season with a 59-38 win in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2004 HAWAIIAN ISLANDER TRANSACTIONS
(by player)

Aguiar, Kealii - Assigned (3/11/04)

Ako, Chauncey - Assigned (5/27/04)
- Reassigned (6/03/04)
- Assigned (6/10/04)

Ah Yat, Brian - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04)
- Activated (4/08/04)
- Reassigned (4/22/04)

Akiona, Randyn - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/15/04)

Amey, Gabe - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04
- Activated (4/08/04)
- Short IR (4/15/04)
- Long IR (4/28/04)

Arceneaux, Anthony - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/06/04)
- Activated (5/21/04)

Arceneaux, Darnell - Assigned (3/11/04)

Correia, Joe - Assigned (5/13/04)

Davis, James - Assigned (3/11/04)

Harris, Channon - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Activated (5/07/04)
- Reassigned (5/21/04)

Jackson, Nate - Assigned (5/13/04)

Kajioka, Shayne - Assigned (4/28/04)
- Reassigned (5/03/04)

Kemfort, Robert - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)
- Activated (5/14/04)
- Team Suspension (5/14/04)
- Activated (5/27/04)

Klaneski, Eddie - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04)
- Activated (4/08/04)
- Long IR (5/06/04)

Manumaleuna, Fabian - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)
- Assigned (4/22/04)
- Short IR (5/27/04)
- Long IR (6/10/04)

Maul, Desmond - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/16/04)
- Assigned (4/28/04)

Miller, Mike - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/16/04)
- Reassigned (5/21/04)

Misipeka, Keiki - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/21/04)
- Activated (6/03/04)

Muagututia, Halakilangi - Assigned (6/10/04)
- Refuse to report (6/11/04)

Naehu, Kimo - Assigned (3/11/04)

Notoa, Vai - Assigned (3/11/04)

Puna, Evile - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/14/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/15/04)
- Short IR (5/14/04)
- Activated (5/27/04)
- Short IR (6/03/04)

Ramos, Andy - Assigned (3/11/04)

Robinson, Joshua - Assigned (3/11/04)

Roe, Morrie - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/15/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)
- Activated (5/21/04)
- Short IR (6/10/04)

Sagapolutele, Tiki - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Recall Reassign (3/22/04)
- Reassigned (4/28/04)
- Assigned (5/27/04)

Simpson, Antoine - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)
- Activated (5/14/04)

Smith, Aaron - Assigned (3/11/04)

Souza, Sean - Assigned (6/03/04)

Stutzmann, Craig - Assigned (5/13/04)
- Left Squad (5/27/04)

Taylor, Nian - Assigned (3/11/04)

Tillis, Mike - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Tuia, Mose - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/27/04)
- Long IR (6/10/04)

Ura, Teruhiro - Intl Squad (3/11/04)

Withy-Allen, Shawn - Assigned (3/11/04)

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